Skene in The Historians of Scotland.
Skene (Edinburgh, 1867); W.
Skene, Celtic Scotland (Edinburgh, 1876); and Sir John Rhys, Celtic Britain (London, 1904).
Skene (Edinburgh, 1871-72), are perhaps the most valuable.
Skene, Edinburgh, 1891).
Skoon; Gaelic, skene, "a cutting"), a parish of Perthshire, Scotland, containing Old Scone, the site of an historic abbey and palace, and New Scone, a modern village (pop. 1585), 2 m.
Skene and George Smith at Jerablus, on the middle Euphrates, led to excavations being undertaken there, in 1878, by the British Museum, and to the discovery of certain Hamathite inscriptions accompanying sculptures, a few of which were brought to London.
End of Lake Champlain was granted to Colonel Philip Skene (1725-1810), who fought at Ticonderoga in 1758 and in 1759, and who established here in 1761 a settlement of about thirty families which he called Skenesborough and which was patented in 1765.
Skene was a Loyalist, and in May 1775 Skenesborough was seized by a party of American volunteers.
In Burgoyne's expedition (1777) Skene and his son, Andrew Philip Skene (1753-1826), served as guides, and Skenesborough was recovered by the British after most of it had been burned by the Americans.
Skene, Nationaler Ausgleich in Mahren (1910); L.
Skene, Celtic Scotland, vol.
Skene (Edinburgh, 1871-1872); Andrew of Wyntoun, The Orygynale Cronykil of Scotland, edited by David Laing (Edinburgh, 1872-1879); Gesta Edwardi de Carnarvan, by a canon of Bridlington, edited by W.
Skene (Edinburgh, 1871-- 1872); J.
Skene, Celtic Scotland (1876-1880).
Among the Southern Uplands the best-known and one of the most picturesque is the wild and lonely Loch Skene, lying in a recess of Whitecoomb at the head of Moffat Water.
Mr Skene held that the Picts were a Gaelicspeaking people, but the weight of philological authority is with Mr Whitley Stokes, who says that Pictish phonetics, " so far as we can ascertain them, resemble those of Welsh rather than of Irish " (see Zimmer, Das Mutterrecht der Pikten; Rhys, Royal Commission's Report on Land in Wales, Celtic Britain, Rhind Lectures; Skene's Celtic Scotland; J.
Skene, Celtic Scotland.
Skene, Anadol (1853); G.
Skene, Celtic Scotland (1876-1880), especially vol.
Skene, 1868), ii.
Skene, Celtic Scotland (Edinburgh, 1877), ii.
WILLIAM FORBES SKENE (1809-1892), Scottish historian and antiquary, was the second son of Sir Walter Scott's friend, James Skene (1775-1864), of Rubislaw, near Aberdeen, and was born on the 7th of June 1809.
Columbae (Edinburgh, 1874); an Essay on the Coronation Stone of Scone (Edinburgh, 1869);; and Memorials of the Family of Skene of Skene (Aberdeen, 1887).
Skene, Celtic Scotland (1876-1880); E.